Germany 1880-G mark
This specimen was lot 50457 in Ponterio sale 168 (Philadelphia, August 2012), where it sold for $212. The catalog description noted, "GERMANY. Mark, 1880-G. PCGS AU-53." This type was struck 1873-87 at nine mints; this specimen is a product of the Karlsruhe mint ("G"). In 1891, a modified eagle was introduced and this denomination was struck in that form until 1918 (see KM 14).
Recorded mintage: 146,000 (a scarce date, verging on rare).
Specification: 5.55 g, .900 fine silver, .160 troy oz ASW.
Catalog reference: KM 7.
- Bruce, Colin R., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 5th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2006.
- Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
- Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 168: The Official ANA Auction, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2012.